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Seth Littrell press conference: UTSA game huge for UNT
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North Texas coach Seth Littrell held his weekly press conference today in advance of the Mean Green's showdown with Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.

UNT was off last week, when just about everything fell into place perfectly for the Mean Green. UTSA lost to Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech fell to UAB and suddenly, UNT was alone in first place in the C-USA West Division standings at 2-0.

The Mean Green are halfway to becoming bowl eligible at 3-2. UTSA is off to a solid start at 3-1, but is probably in a must-win situation heading into its showdown with UNT after losing its C-USA opener last week.

Littrell pointed...

Press conference notebook: UNT hoping for big turnout
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Seth Littrell didn't wait long to make his appeal to North Texas supporters to show up for what will be one of the bigger games in recent program history.

UNT's coach started off his weekly press conference with it Tuesday.

The Mean Green (3-2) enter the week alone atop the Conference USA West Division standings at 2-0 and will host Texas-San Antonio at 6 p.m. Saturday at Apogee Stadium.

The Roadrunners (3-1) lost their conference opener last week at home to Southern Mississippi but beat Baylor this year and are considered one of the other contenders for the division title.

"We have...

UNT jazz studies ensembles to play free concerts in Dallas
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The University of North Texas College of Music's flagship program continues its anniversary with a series of outdoor concerts in Dallas.

The Division of Jazz Studies is celebrating its 70th anniversary will present of concerts at Klyde Warren Park in "Jazz on the Green" this month and in November.

The series begins with a concert by the UNT One O'clock Lab Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Band leader Alan Baylock directs.

The UNT Jazz Singers, under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The premiere vocal jazz group will share the bill with Third Street,...

UNT Press publishes Marine's memoir
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The University of North Texas Press has published Roy H. Elrod's We Were Going To Win, or Die There: With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan.

The memoir ($29.95, cloth cover) recalls Elrod's time in the Marine Corps. He joined in 1940, and a few years later, he traveled to the Guadalcanal with the 8th Marine Regiment. Elrod commanded a platoon of 37mm gunners.

The marines powered through Japanese attacks, malarial tropical weather and starvation rations.  On D-Day, his platoon waded ashore at Tarawa with their 37mm canons, no easy task as they weighed 1,000 pounds. The soldiers slogged...

War of words with North Korea escalates
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In a recent tweet, President Trump said that “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea. But what is that “one thing”? Is he calling for war?

We asked University of North Texas Political Science Professor Michael Greig that same question. He joined Dave & Amy from News and Information in the Morning today to talk about it.

Listen to the radio story online at http://www.wbap.com/2017/10/09/war-of-words-with-north-korea-escalates/.

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